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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (October 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (October 2021)
(November 09, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter October 2021 Wildlife trade trivia * Scientific names as mentioned in the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972   Illegal wildlife trade in October 2021   News scan (October 1 - 31) Big cats Ensnared big cat dies in Eturunagaram forest, two held | 3 October 2021 A big cat, suspected to be a tiger, was caught in a snare set up by some hunters in the forest area of SS Tadwail Mandall in Mulugu district. The big ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (September 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (September 2021)
(October 06, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter  September 2021  Illegal wildlife trade in September 2021  News scan (September 1 - 30)  Big Cats Tigress strangled by poachers in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh reserve forest | 1 September 2021 A tigress in the Bandhavgarh reserve forest in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria district, very popular among tourists and locals, was killed by poachers who stuffed her body in a gunny bag and threw it in a well ins...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (August 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (August 2021)
(September 08, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter Illegal Wildlife Trade in August 2021   In Focus   To commemorate World Photography Day on 19 August 2021, our Counter Wildlife Trafficking Programme held its Annual Photography Contest for all their trainee officers. Officers from different enforcement agencies across the country sent us their photographs. We had four categories to choose from based on the pictures received. They are Best Wildlife Photograph...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2021)
(August 06, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter July 2021   Wildlife Trade Trivia       Illegal Wildlife Trade in July 2021         News Scan (July 1 -31)   Two smugglers arrested in Dibrugarh, rhino horn, tusk & heroin recovered | 1 July 2021         The police arrested two smugglers from the Panchali area in Assam’s Dibrugarh town and seized one suspecte...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)
(July 09, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter June 2021   Wildlife Trade Trivia     In Focus In this section, we feature achievements by law enforcement officers we engage with. Any story featured here is done so with permission from the officer who reported it.        Along with detecting Illegal Wildlife Trade at India's borders, the Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB), is entrusted with a wide range of activities to secure...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (May 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (May 2021)
(June 10, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter May 2021     In Focus       Adding on to the list of initiatives taken towards wildlife conservation, the state of Arunachal Pradesh has started the "Air Gun Surrender Abhiyan" initiative, where local communities are asked to surrender their air guns used for hunting, in exchange for other benefits.      The objective behind this initiative is to create awareness w...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2021)
(May 05, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter April 2021         News Scan (1-30 April)       Odisha: Leopard skin seized, two arrested in Khordha | 3 April 2021   A Crime Branch Special Task Force (STF) arrested two persons for illegal possession of leopard skin in Bolagarh during a raid conducted in Khordha district of Odisha. Read more   Teak wood seized in Rayagada | 3 April 2021   ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2021)
(April 14, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter March 2021       News Scan (1-31 March)     Elusive tigress with snare on neck finally captured from Bandipur's Gundre range | 1 March 2021   The tigress with a snare around its neck, which had kept the forest officials in Karnataka and Kerala on high alert, was captured by the forest staffers in Gundre range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR). The tigress was first sighted with a snare...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2021)
(March 08, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter February 2021        News Scan (1-28 February)   Redsanders logs seized | 2 February 2021   The Andhra Pradesh State Redsanders Anti-smuggling Task Force teams seized redsanders logs  and three cars, and nabbed six persons after a long chase from Chandragiri near Tirupati to Kolar in Karnataka. Read more   Nine fined ₹9.25 lakh for poaching deer | 2 February 2...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2021)
(February 17, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter January 2021         News Scan (January 1-31)   Digapahandi forest officials seize 175 kg of tension, deer hide from auto-rickshaw | 1 January 2021   Forest officials of Digapahandi division have arrested the owner of an auto-rickshaw after venison weighing 175 kg and its hide was found inside the vehicle. Read more       Three poachers held in Bhitarkanika ...

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